Fender now appears to be selling roasted maple Stratocaster and Telecaster necks on its online store.
This intriguing development, first reported by our pals at Guitar World, comes as the style has increased in popularity among smaller, boutique builders.
Made at the company's Ensenada, Mexico factory, the necks come with either maple or pau ferro fingerboards, and a 22-fret, 12”-radius flat oval shape or 21-fret, 9.5”-radius C shape. Those necks with maple fingerboards and headstock faces get a gloss urethane finish, while the back of the neck gets a satin finish.
Fender, which notably offered a roasted maple neck on this year's Alternate Reality Powercaster model, is even offering a maple-fingerboard Jazz Bass neck as well.
You can snap up one of the necks for yourself for $299 over at fender.com.